Dr Sian Hartshorne

Dr Sian Hartshorne is a speaker at the SCFSA online scientific meeting.

Topic: Imiquimod for Actinic Keratoses

MBBCh, FC Derm


Mediclinic Plettenberg bay

Practices at Mediclinic Plettenberg bay


Creative Director

Best registrar presentation and best scientific presentation



Graduates in Medicine, 1998 specialized in dermatology – FC Derm and MMed Dermatology

Dr Hartshorne: history and accolades

Dr Hartshorne graduated in 1990 in Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1998 she completed her specialization in dermatology achieving both an FC Derm and a MMed in dermatology.

Her masters thesis involved reviewing over 7000 patients at five academic hospitals in the Johannesburg area and surveying the dermatological disorders according to race and age.

She has published and presented several original research articles which included research in the genetic dermatological disorders Keratolytic Winter Erythema and Familial Lichen Amyloidosis for which she was awarded best registrar presentation and best scientific presentation.

Dr Hartshorne is currently president of the SASDS (South African Society for Dermatologic Surgery) and is a board member of the DSSA (Dermatology Society of South Africa) and the AWDS (African Women’s Dermatology Society). She also serves on the South African Dermatology Congress Organising Committee for 2020/2021.

She serves as an honorary dermatology consultant for the Eden district of the Western Cape and has started a dermatology training service in the district for all registrars and doctors in the Eden district. She practices at Mediclinic Plettenberg Bay.